Mocktails

Mocktail Recipes

Pregnant? Religious restrictions? Underage? Hosting a party with children? Hosting a party of pregnant, religious, underage children? (just kidding :) Or are you just plain thirsty? Well, these non-alcoholic mocktail recipes are sure to please the senses.


Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Mocktails

Virgin pomegranate and cranberry bellinis

Recipe at Virgin pomegranate and cranberry bellinis by Giada De Laurentiis : FoodNetwork.


Maple Mocktail

Recipe at Maple Mocktail Recipe - Food2.


Virgin Pear & Ginger Beer

Recipe at Giddy Gastronome.


Apple Cider Floats

Recipe at Apple Cider Floats | Our Best Bites.

Pumpkin Pie Shakes

Recipe at Hamilton Family Recipes: Pumpkin Pie Shakes.


Zero Proof Cocktails - Alcohol-Free Beverages for Every Occasion

Zero Proof Cocktails: Alcohol-Free Beverages for Every Occasion
Zero Proof Cocktails: Alcohol-Free Beverages for Every Occasion

Featuring fresh and festive beverages, ZERO PROOF COCKTAILS is the perfect elixir for anyone weary of uninspired liquor-free libations. Tired of the limited choices available to nondrinkers, chef and mixologist Liz Scott set out to create and share tempting zero-proof concoctions that complement any meal and satisfy every craving. Her alternatives to classic drinks, such as the Cosmopolitan Charade, Toasted Almond Cordial, Raspberry Razzletini, and Strawberry White Sangria, will make every family gathering and chic party a memorable one--for everyone.

 

Mocktail Recipe #1: Virgin Mojito

Serves 1

All the taste of the classic Cuban Mojito, without the alcohol! Be sure to use fresh mint leaves for the best results!

Ingredients

  • crushed ice

  • 8 mint leaves

  • 3 oz lime juice

  • 1 ½ oz sugar syrup

  • 2 oz club soda

Directions

  • Fill a pint glass 1/3 full with ice, then add mint leaves. Lightly mash the leaves together with the liquid using a muddle stick or wooden pestle, being careful not to tear the leaves. Fill the glass with more ice, then add club soda. Garnish with mint or lime, and savor!

Recipe via 10 Top mocktail recipes - - FabulousFoods.com

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Mocktail Recipe #2: Virgin Sangria

Serves 4

This brightly flavored beverage is great for adults and kids. Fruity and delicious it's a great treat on a hot day or a fun fiesta.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unsweetened grape juice

  • 3/4 cup apple juice concentrate

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 small unpeeled lemons, sliced and seeded

  • 1 small unpeeled oranges, sliced and seeded

  • 1 small unpeeled apples, cored, cut into eights

  • 1 3/4 cups club soda or sparkling water

Directions

  • Combine all the ingredients except the soda/sparkling water in a large pitcher.

  • 2 Stir well, and chill.

  • 3 Add soda/sparkling water just before serving.

  • 4 Serve over ice in wineglasses.

Recipe via Virgin Sangria Recipe - Food.com

Tasty Mocktails - Fine Living

Mocktail Recipe #3: Perfect Virgin Daiquiri

Serves 2-4

photo credit: Recipe: Iced strawberry and rose daiquiri | Mail Online

Alcohol certainly isn't necessary to enjoy this mouth-watering, frozen favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 14 ½-ounce can pineapple chunks in juice

  • 1 12-oz bag frozen strawberries

  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar

  • 2 medium limes, juiced

  • fresh strawberries, optional, for garnish

Directions

  • In a blender, combine pineapple, frozen strawberries, sugar, and lime juice and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses, garnish with fresh strawberries, if desired, and serve immediately.

Recipe via Virgin Daiquiri Recipe : Dave Lieberman : Food Network

Why Mocktails Can (and Do) Rock

Let's face it: The old standards - soda, root beer, and water with a twist of lime - are boring and better suited for the under-20 crowd. On the other hand, mocktails, also known as mixed non-alcoholic beverages, offer a more exciting alternative to the old virgin reliables, and can provide savvy imbibers plenty of yummy advantages:

1. Fewer calories

Alcoholic beverages, particularly sugary mixed drinks or fruity, frozen concoctions, can affix copious calories to your daily tally (and, if you're really intoxicated, lead to binge eating caused by poor judgment), adding up to excess pounds in the long run.

The average mixed drink made with one ounce of rum, vodka or whiskey and juice or cola clocks in at over 200 calories. Times that by two or three over the course of the evening and you'll have to run an extra hour on the treadmill just to burn it off!

Mocktails, especially those flavored with just a splash of juice and a club soda base (including our Virgin Cosmo, recipe below), can cut the calorie count down to just 50 calories while still providing plenty of flavor.

However, keep in mind that not all mocktails are low in calories. Consider anything with more than two ounces of juice and any added sugar off-limits for strict dieters, particularly if you are following a low-carb plan.

2. Less expensive

Liquor, wine and spirits are expensive, with top-shelf drinks going for as much as $20 each in pricey bars and restaurants. Mocktails cut out the most expensive ingredient - the booze - whether you're making them from scratch or ordering out. This means you get to sip a satisfying drink and line your pockets with extra green while you're at it.

3. Higher in nutrients

Mocktails made with fresh and/or organic juices, such as pomegranate, orange, mangosteen, goji or acai boast plenty of antioxidants and vitamin C and none of the corn syrup found in colas or syrupy drink mixers.

Using stevia-leaf extract or agave nectar in place of table sugar or simple syrup can also sweeten drinks while providing the body with more stable, diet-friendly sweeteners. Toss in a handful of sliced fruit and you double your healthful pleasure.

4. Everyone can enjoy them

Pregnant women, people on specific medications or with chronic illnesses, designated drivers, children and even the most devout prohibitionists can all enjoy mocktails, making your next party or dinner gathering exceptionally enticing to drinkers and teetolers alike.

Just one or two non-traditional and non-alcoholic options for the revelers on your guest list will be sincerely appreciated - especially if they're delicious enough that your guests who drink abandon their beer for, say, another glass of alcohol-free sangria.

Read the full article at Booze-free beverages: Four can't-miss mocktails.

Mocktail Recipe #4: Faux Kir - Serves 1

A non-alcoholic version of the classic wine cocktail, this drink is just as colorful and tasty. French and Italian fruit syrups are often then best quality and have the most flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. raspberry syrup

  • 6 oz. sparkling cider, chilled

  • Garnish: fresh raspberries

Directions

  • Put a teaspoon of syrup in a champagne flute, add the sparkling cider, and float several raspberries on top.

Recipe via Divine Occasions: Mocktail of the Month: Faux Kir

Make Your Mocktails Memorable

Mocktail Recipe #5: Virgin Cosmopolitan - Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cranberry juice

  • Splash Rose's sweetened lime juice

  • Club soda to taste

  • Lime wedge or twist to garnish

Directions

  • Fill highball glass with ice. Pour in juices and top with club soda. Alternately, fill cocktail shaker with ice and shake juices until chilled, then pour into martini glass and top with club soda.Add lime garnish.

Recipe via Alcohol-free 'mocktails' add fizz to holiday parties

Cocktail & Mocktail Garnishes

Stir sticks, paper parasols, maraschino cherries: garnishes make a drink more festive, whether they're cocktails or mocktails.

Fruity Drinks

Along with citrus wedges and strips of zest, you can add color to drink with a whole kumquat. These tiny citrus fruits are entirely edible--peel and all--and they pack a mouth-watering punch of sweet-tart flavor. Other suggestions include:

  • Maraschino cherries or brandied cherries

  • Pineapple wedges

  • Mint leaves

  • Fruit kabobs: several kinds of fruit chunks on a skewer

  • Ice cubes frozen with berries or slices of fruit

  • Shaved fresh coconut

  • Whipped cream, ice cream or a scoop of sherbet

  • Flavored sugars

Read more at Cocktail & Mocktail Garnishes Article - Allrecipes.com.

Mocktail Recipe #6: Virgin Margarita - Serves 1

This modified "Official Drink of Summer" is highly recommended for all those outdoor summer events: barbecues, beach days and pool parties. As always, blended with ice is twice as nice.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 1 ½ oz. sour mix
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • ½ oz. orange juice
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Directions

  • Pour ingredients (minus the lime wedges) into a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a rocks glass or a margarita glass. Add more ice if needed. Our highly recommended alternative is to blend in a blender with ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

Mocktail Recipe #6: Virgin Piña Colada

Ingredients

  • Ice

  • 7 oz pineapple juice

  • 2 oz coconut cream

  • 1 cup crushed ice

Directions

  • Add the pineapple juice, coconut cream and crushed ice to a blender; blend at high speed. Pour into a collins glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, a pineapple wedge, and serve.

Recipe via Virgin Pina Colada recipe

Simple Non-Alcoholic Cocktails - Perfect for kids

  • Cinderella - 2 oz. Club Soda, 1 dash grenadine, 1 oz. lemon juice, orange juice, and pineapple juice

  • Egg cream - chocolate syrup, milk, and seltzer

  • Mock Champagne - apple juice, ginger ale, and lemon juice

  • Phil Collins - 7-Up with Lemonade (As opposed to a Tom Collins)

  • Roy Rogers - cola and grenadine syrup, garnished with a maraschino cherry

  • Richard Simmons - diet cola and grenadine syrup, garnished with a maraschino cherry

  • Rebecca - pineapple juice (1/3), cranberry juice (1/3), soda water (1/3)

  • Patrick Sweeney - a little known West Coast college favorite. Red Bull, cranberry juice, Coke, and orange Gatorade

  • Safe Sex on the Beach - cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, and peach nectar

  • Shirley Temple - Sprite or ginger ale and grenadine syrup, often with orange juice

  • Virgin Mary - a Bloody Mary without the vodka (Known in Europe as a "Bloody Shame")

  • Virgin Mint Julep - made with Crème de menthe syrup and Limeade often served at Disneyland in New Orleans Square

Recipes via Non-alcoholic beverage - Wikipedia

Preggatinis - Mixology for the Mom-to-be

Preggatinis(TM): Mixology For The Mom-To-Be
Preggatinis(TM): Mixology For The Mom-To-Be

Within these pages are 75 original Preggatini recipes highlighting fresh juices, herbs, and garnishes as well as ideas for Preggatini Parties - a modern spin on the humdrum baby shower. Organized by pregnancy stages and symptoms, this lavishly illustrated, pocket-sized, virtually intoxicating guide also offers quotes from famous mums about pregnancy and health and such options as 'De-virginize for Dad' - making these drinks applicable to all. This includes a recipe exclusively provided by Celebrity Chef Michel Richard, recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Chef James Beard award, author of "Happy in the Kitchen", and owner of the legendary Citronelle restaurant in Washington, DC.

 

Mocktail Recipe #7: Preggie Paradise - Serves 1

Dreaming about meeting your baby-to-be and preparing for his or her arrival is one of the happiest times of your life, despite any temporary queasiness! Lift a glass to the little one.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • Dash Stirrings All-Natural, Blood Orange Bitters
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • 1 pineapple wedge

Directions

  • Pour the juice, bitters, and ginger beer into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge on the edge of the glass
  • De-virginize for Dad: Reduce ginger beer by 1 oz, and add 1 ½ oz of rum.

Recipe via Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-to-be

Flavored Ice Cubes

Flavored Ice Cubes
Tired of melting ice causing your drinks to dilute and lose flavor? Try making flavored ice cubes to solve this problem. Small on effort but huge on impact, the flavor of your drinks will slowly transform as the ice melts. Use contrasting colored cubes to contrast for visual impact.

Spring Mocktails

Daffodill Mocktail

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1-1/2 oz. passionfruit juice, the juice of 1/2 fresh lemon and 4 oz. lemonade. Shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.


Easter Iced Tea Mocktail

Fill a tall glass with ice. Add 3 oz. iced tea, the juice of 1/8 fresh lemon and 2 oz. cranberry juice. Garnish with a long lemon twist.


Outfield Mocktail

Rim a tall glass with fresh lemon and lemon pepper. Fill the glass with ice and add ¼ oz. lemon juice, 1 tsp. hot sauce, 1 tsp. Worcestershire and ½ tsp. horseradish. Top with 4 oz. Clamato. Stir to mix and garnish with a celery, lemon and cherry tomato skewer.


Maple Julep Mocktail

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add white cranberry juice, maple syrup and a handful of mint. Shake sharply and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.


Find many more mocktail recipes at LCBO - Mocktails Recipe Search

Halloween Mocktails

Cemetery Slime Punch

Ingredients

2 liters root beer

1 pint vanilla ice cream

1 pint chocolate ice cream

24 gummy worms, plus more if desired

Directions


Bat Juice

Ingredients

1 Liter Bottle of 7up

10 Black Twizzlers, plus 2 for each cup to use as straws.

Ice

Directions


Boo-Nilla Shake

Ingredients

1 cup whole milk

2 pints vanilla ice cream

1 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Directions

Holiday Mocktails

Apple Cinnamon

Chill a wine goblet with ice. Add 2 oz. cranberry juice and 4 oz. chilled apple cider. Stir to mix. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.


Carrolling in a Cup

To a saucepan, add 3 cloves, 1 stick cinnamon and the peel of 1 whole orange. Add 8 oz. apple cider. Heat almost to a boil. Remove cloves, cinnamon and orange peel and pour into a heatproof mug. Garnish with a fresh clementine skewer.


Cinnamon Holiday

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 oz apple juice, 1 small piece cinnamon and 2 oz cranberry juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane.


Find many more holiday mocktail recipes at LCBO - Mocktails Recipe Search

Valentine's Day Mocktails

Faux Pink Champagne

Combine 3/4 c. chilled sparkling apple cider, 3/4 c. chilled sparkling cherry-flavored mineral water, and 1/2 c. chilled cranberry juice cocktail; stir lightly. Pour into 2 champagne glasses.

Via Divine Occasions: Mocktail of the Month: Faux Pink Champagne


Bubbly Rose

To a flute, add:

1teaspoon of strawberry purée

1 tsp. grenadine

Top with soda water and garnish with a fresh strawberry.


Hot Nights Mocktail

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 oz. raspberry juice, 2 oz. lemonade and 1 oz. cranberry juice. Shake and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a frozen cranberry.


Blushing Lass Mocktail

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 2 oz. iced tea, the juice of 1/4 fresh lemon, and 1 tsp. grenadine. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with 2 oz. ginger ale and garnish with a lemon twist.


Infrared Mocktail

1 oz pomegranate juice

Lemon-lime soda

To a champagne flute, add pomegranate juice and top with lemon-lime soda. Stir to mix and garnish with a lemon twist.


Find many more mocktail recipes at LCBO - Mocktails Recipe Search

St. Patrick's Day Mocktails

green drinks

Pineapple Umbrella Mocktail

In a cocktail shaker add 4 tbsp. diced honeydew melon mash. Fill the shaker with ice and add 4 oz. pineapple juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass and garnish with a melon and pineapple skewer.


Long Weekend Mocktail

In a rocks glass filled with ice, add ¼ oz. lime juice and 4 oz. Jones Green Apple soda. Garnish with 1/8 cup diced green apples.


Glow Worm Mocktail

Fill a highball glass with ice. Add 1 oz. chilled green chamomile tea, ¼ oz lime juice and 5 oz lemon-lime soda. Stir to mix. Garnish with a long mint sprig.


Glitz Mocktail

1. In a cocktail shaker, add 1 whole kiwi fruit peeled and chopped and ¼ cup diced honeydew melon. Mash.

2. Fill the shaker with ice and add 2 oz white cranberry juice and ¼ oz. lemon juice.

3. Shake sharply and strain into a Martini glass.

4. Garnish with a kiwi slice.


Dancing Queen Mocktail

To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 oz. strawberry puree and 3 oz. tart lime juice (limeade or powdered lime mix). Shake sharply and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a fresh strawberry slice.


Find many more mocktail recipes at LCBO - Mocktails Recipe Search

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VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

Nicely done. You're lens made me thirsty too :) Blessed by a SquidAngel.


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RhondaAlbom 6 years ago from New Zealand

Beautifully done. I love the pictures you have included, they really make this lens fun. I will have to try some of the recipes with my kids.


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SandyMertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

I would like a drink from the pineapple. Nice lens for anyone who prefers a non-alcoholic drink.


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Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

These are absolutely fabulous! I did laugh at your intro. There really are many, many reasons why people choose to not drink alcoholic beverages and these all sound like excellent recipes and alternatives for someone who doesn't want to spend the evening explaining to strangers why they don't drink. Thanks for sharing them


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IntuitiveHealer 6 years ago

Awesome! I want to sip the pina colada right now. ~~Jeanine


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Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

Yum! Great recipes. Beautiful lens!


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TreasuresBrenda 6 years ago from Canada

Mocktails are fun!


happynutritionist 6 years ago

Beautiful! Knowing me, Mocktails would probably be a good idea...I like staying awake:-)


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ElizabethSheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

These mocktails look really good. You have great pictures too.


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Elle-Dee-Esse 6 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

These all sound delicious


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Joanna14 6 years ago from SE Kent, England

They certainly look very appealing, especially like the idea of serving in a pineapple skin. Great lens.


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Mickie Gee 6 years ago

Beautiful Idea. I think the mojito looks fabulous. Blessed!


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SoyCandleLover 6 years ago from Henrietta, New York

OK, first I'll try a Safe Sex on the Beach. When that fails, I'll try the Preggie Paradise. :D Seriously they all sound great, and those 2 especially. I'm not much of a drinker so these are perfect. I'll always say my hubby drinks enough beer for the both of us. So, of course, he looks like he qualifies for the Preggie Paradise. Uhm, about 7-8 months along. :D Thanks for sharing and good luck.


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EditPhotos 6 years ago from Earth

Fun lens! Well deserving of the Purple Star!


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joanhall 6 years ago from Los Angeles

I'll have a Virgin Cosmopolitan, please! Sounds yummy.

(Also conjures up images of the gals on "Sex and the City" sitting around the table with one lady who's a virgin. Wonder how the conversation would go . . .)


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SusanDeppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

The Piña Colada song is going around in my head. Pass the pineapple! (Congratulations on your big win!)


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SoyCandleLover 6 years ago from Henrietta, New York

Congrats on the win and the Purple Star. BTW... I forgot to say I loved the intro for this Mocktails lens. :D


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oztoo lm 6 years ago

Wow, these all look great. I really would like to try them. I rarely drink alcohol so these would be just the thing for me. Great lens and congrats on the Purple Star.


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norma-holt 6 years ago

Lovely recipes and well done lens. Congrats on purple star. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust


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Heather426 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

OMG, amazing lens with wonderful recipes! bookmarked, will be back, lenrolled too.


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Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

Congratulations on winning the Week 4 Challenge! And, the purple star! :)


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ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

Im not a drinker so these recipes will come in handy.

Thanks


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VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

Congrats on your Purple Star!


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Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

My favorite mocktail is the Nada Colada - who needs the rum with all that sweet fruity goodness and smooth coconut milk? Great collection of non-spirits party drink recipes-I've added it as a feature to my party beverages recipe lens.


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KOrazem 6 years ago from Pueblo West

Lovely presentation!


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traceysfolly lm 6 years ago

Really cool mocktails! I haven't heard that word before, but I like it.


ohcaroline 6 years ago

I like this lens. So many ideas to try. I am a teetotaler; so these fit right in my taste buds. I am book marking for future use. Will try a few over the holidays too.


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mikerbowman 6 years ago

That apple cinnamon mocktail sounds perfect for the holidays! My mom can't process alcohol effectively, so I will definitely be mixing her some apple cinnamon mocktails this winter :)


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BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

No wonder this got a Purple Star. Amazing collection of the most yummy looking recipes I've ever seen! I'm getting set for my holiday entertaining.


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DesignedbyLisa LM 6 years ago

This is a great list of drinks! I'm going to try at least one for the holidays.


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Sami4u LM 6 years ago

Hi,

These look good enough to drink, even if you not a hosting a party for pregnant, religious, underage children. Good one LOL


ZazzleEnchante 6 years ago

Great selection of recipes accompanied with great pics. Blessed by a SquidAngel.


anonymous 6 years ago

Nice lens. Well done.


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Yourshowman LM 6 years ago

Yummy Lens.


anonymous 6 years ago

It's all about presentation isn't it! You did it beautifully and added some great selling points. Less calories, more nutrients and less dollars spent are huge!


gravityx9 6 years ago

super presentation, and they look so 'real' * I have featured your yummy lens to my PLAYING WITH FOOD Lens! THUMBS UP!


anonymous 6 years ago

Congratulations for being included in The 2010 Giant Squid Showcase by the SquidTeam! How cool is that! Happy New Year, Squidhugs from Kathy


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WildFacesGallery 6 years ago from Iowa

Congratulations on being one of the 45 on the Giant Squid 2010 Showcase. Very cool. :)


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juliannegentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

I love a yummy virgin bloody mary, if vegan Worcestershire sauce is available.


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juliannegentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

Congrats and Happy New Year, too!


anonymous 6 years ago

Yup, back for another round of mocktails! Congratulations on being on the 2010 Giant Squid Showcase Best of List!


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indigoj 6 years ago from UK

Mocktails are a fantastic idea and you have so many delicious sounding recipes here that I think I will soon have more than one favourite! Congratulations on making it into the 2010 Giant Squid Showcase!


SandyPeaks 6 years ago

Oh, wonderful idea! Congratulations on making the 2010 Giant Squid Showcase list! Blessed by a SquidAngel.


anonymous 6 years ago

Oh these Mocktails sound wonderful! Congrats on making the 2010 Giant Squid Best Of List!


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greenerme 6 years ago

Congrats on making the 2010 Giant Squid Showcase! Happy New Year!


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Spook LM 6 years ago

Beautiful lens and congratulations. Here's wishing you all the best for 2011.


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KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

This Christmas I made hot apple cider with orange slices, cinnamon bark, and spices. It was everyone's favorite. No one touched the eggnog! Congratulations on your 2010 Giant Squid Showcase honor. Well deserved. Have a happy new year!


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Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

Congratulations on being listed on the 2010 Giant Squid Showcase! You already know I think this is a great lens and that you are one of the best!


anonymous 6 years ago

congrats on your giant squid showcase honour and nice lens gonna be sure to bookmark this lens some brilliant cocktails for the summer thanks


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JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

I remember these from college programming (on-campus).

With Love and Gratitude,

Jeremiah


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MargoPArrowsmith 5 years ago

Pina and Colada have no need of alcohol! YUM!


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feliciasfavs 5 years ago

So that's what you meant by mocktail. Yum too!


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squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

These are great recipes! I will definitely have to try some of these :)


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KingLobster LM 5 years ago

Easily one of the best lens that I have seen. I like the way that it is designed all the way through. It looks very professional. I also like the idea as well. Mocktails are something that I should really give a try.


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yourselfempowered 5 years ago from Gloucester

What a fabulous idea! Definitely will be using some of these over Christmas! :)


anonymous 5 years ago

awesome awesome lens! i am pregnant and am def enjoying these recipes! good job!!!!!!!1


JoshK47 5 years ago

What a most excellent idea for those who prefer not to imbibe for one reason or another - blessed by a SquidAngel!


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sousababy 5 years ago

In Canada, we love our Bloody Caesars . . and the Virgin Caesar (or non-alcoholic version) is great. Here is my recipe: 6 oz clamato juice, 1 - 3 drops of Tobasco, 4 - 6 drops of Worcestershire (depending on how spicy folks want it), salt and pepper. Garnish with a lemon wedge and stick of fresh celery. Traditionally, in bars we first rim top of the glass with celery salt, add ice cubes and then add the ingredients (and stir well).


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sousababy 5 years ago

Came back to google +1 this gem of a lens . . so nice for pregnant ladies to feel included in the party by enjoying a mocktail.


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Franksterk 5 years ago from California

Love this lens. As a non-drinker it is great to find such wonderful mixes. Thanks for sharing the recipes. Blessed. Bear hugs, Frankster


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hlkljgk 5 years ago from Western Mass Author

@sousababy: thanks, sousababy :)


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Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

Great suggestion for those who no longer drink alcohol beverages. Can't wait to try them.


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sousababy 5 years ago

Oh, I just realized that this lens belongs in the right sidebar of my Christmas lens. Wishing you a wonderful weekend hlkjgk!

Sincerely,

Rose


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fullofshoes 5 years ago

awesome lens. with the holidays approaching and a diversified group of visitors, this comes in handy.


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RazzbarryBreeze 5 years ago

LOVE this Lens... I will be using the sangria at my daughter's Baby shower !


seosmm 5 years ago

Great ideas. Nice lens!


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TheHealthCabin 5 years ago

Great ideas for those watching their weight but not wanting to miss out!


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PapaKork 5 years ago

Lots of great non-alcoholic recipes - great lens!


Lindrus 5 years ago

Very nice-looking drinks! Thanks!


mrsrower 5 years ago

Thanks for this lens! I love the mojito recipe.


dannystaple 5 years ago

I don't often drink, sometimes going for months without. I do love these alcohol free cocktails and drinks. I have to remind myself that Cider in the US is a sparkling apple juice, as what I know as Cider would be hard Cider over there. More often that not, when in a bar with friends (socialising), I am drinking orange juice with Lemonade.


miaponzo 5 years ago

I love pina coladas best :) Blessed!


hamshi5433 5 years ago

awesome collection...Id love to try the pineapple mocktail :D blessed.


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SoniaCarew 5 years ago

Fantastic recipes! Will certainly try them,... and level them up to 'cocktail' status!


jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

The Virgin Sangria and Virgin Mojito sound good. They're refreshing drinks on their own!


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juliannegentile 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

I love a good fancy drink anytime, but my husband and I aren't really drinkers, so mocktails are fun and we can share them with our teen daughter who loves fruity iced drinks like virgin strawberry margaritas (strawberry smoothie without dairy, basically). I love a spicy Bloody Mary, with or without the alcohol. Thanks for sharing these fun recipe finds.


Edutopia 5 years ago

Mocktails are a great way to play pranks on friends by getting into drinking games or contests with them and make sure you stick with the mocktails, haha. Great list of drinks!


anonymous 5 years ago

While I don't have a favorite mocktail recipe, i definitely know what I'm going to be drinking the next time I go out. Fewer calories = a happier me and a happier morning :) Thanks for the ideas! Great lens!


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captainj88 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

Ok, this is my new favorite lens. I sell Jewels by Park Lane & have jewelry parties all the time, mostly with non-drinkers. You've just given me all sorts of recipes to serve. Thanks! www.myparklane.com/lhileman


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pyngthyngs 5 years ago

My pregnant wife thanks you for the delicious mocktail mixology you've shared here.


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Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

What an amazing lens! I'm bookmarking it right now - thank you! Congratulations for making the front page!


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WriterJanis2 5 years ago

So many great ideas! No wonder you made front page. Congrats! Blessed.


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iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

Great recipes! Thank you!


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Zodiacimmortal 5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

I LOVE Shirley temples but the BEST way to make them.. is with CANADA DRY Ginger ale. The flavoring is better with that brand as, with shwepps & segrams if I remember right are a lot stronger in the ginger taste and more carbonated as well as a dry taste where Canada Dry is much smoother.

I've also added this lens to my favorite lenses lens & will be updated later on today.


arunadavis 5 years ago

Can't wait to try some of these...thanks for sharing these recipes with wonderful pictures.


megabu717 5 years ago

They all look soo yummy, hard to choose which one try first. Thanks!


anonymous 5 years ago

"Virgin Piña Colada" looks unique and juuuuuuicy !


jeremykim2011 5 years ago

Stopping by again to admire this lens one more time.


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SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

Wow! You have some great ideas here! Everything looks delish! I've never heard them called mocktails before, guess I'm not on the up and up...we always just called them "virgins"


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crstnblue 5 years ago

Wonderful lens - lots of tasty cocktails!

Thank for sharing! Tough decision now... which one to prepare first!? :)


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curious0927 5 years ago

Exceptional! Thanks for the "skinny". Love the Mocktail thing! Blessed


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GonnaFly 5 years ago from Australia

How creative! Beautiful lens.


PecjakJN 5 years ago

Wow! great cocktails


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DANCING COWGIRL 4 years ago from Texas

wow wee wow wow! These drinks sound wonderful! Great pictures too.


SallyForth 4 years ago

Love it! Sincere thanks from a non-drinker.


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Rangoon House 4 years ago from Australia

Love these recipes. A virgin Pina Colada would really do the trick right now!


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sudokunut 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Awesome, I'm bookmarking this lens!


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Gypzeerose 4 years ago

Convient, helpful, yummy lens!


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pinkelephantpod 4 years ago

I was looking for ideas like these 2 years back when I was expecting. Am gonna bookmark this for future reference! A cool "High Five" to mocktails


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makemoneyonline5 4 years ago

Awesome Lens! Love the recipes thank you for sharing.


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BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

This rocks! I love your list of reasons why mocktails can be a better choice. I'll have to try a bunch of these.


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BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

I also pinned this on one of my Pinterest boards and shared it with a good friend (and cocktail lover) who is currently pregnant. She was pretty excited about the recipes and loved your intro too. Very funny! Thanks again. :)


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Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

These sound delicious! I'm not fond of the taste of alcohol, so I'm looking forward to trying some of these recipes. Thanks for sharing!


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Preschool Toolbox 4 years ago

Love the Simple Non-Alcoholic Cocktails Perfect for kids...although I would personally like/try most of those on the list!


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genuineaid lm 4 years ago from USA

They all looked so good I couldn't pick my favorite :)


anonymous 4 years ago

I love this lens. It's great.


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Mandy Stradley 4 years ago

Pina Colada!


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Carashops 4 years ago

A friend held a mocktail party for her teen daughter and her friends. They loved it. Great lens.


MintySea 4 years ago

I don't drink so these sound like fun


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Joan Haines 4 years ago

"Hosting a party of pregnant, religious, underage children? " Ha, ha, ha, ha. You got me laughing right away.


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BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

This lens inspired me to throw a Mocktail baby shower for my sister this weekend. I'm using the Mojito, Sangria and Cosmopolitan recipes. Great presentation and I love the humor at the beginning too. Fantastic lens! Keep up the great work. Got my SquidAngel wings and came back to bless it.


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JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

I just recently had a baby (6 days ago) and with the holidays coming up, these recipes will be great for me to join into the holidays without sacrificing our feeding schedule :) Thanks so much for the mocktail recipes :)

~BLESSED~


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MonetteMiro 4 years ago from Dubai

I'm on diet as part of my training program. I'm glad that you have shared this lens, I'll try it on Christmas day! ;)


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Cocktail Making 4 years ago

About 1 in 10 of our cocktail making parties are Mocktail (virgin cocktails) parties. This is increasing, not sure exactly why. Love this Lens.


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tedwritesstuff24 4 years ago

Love these recipes..just add tequila or rum!


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Ninche 4 years ago

I feel like it's summer by reading this lens Love the mocktails!


RastaMermaid 4 years ago

This lens is great!! Not everyone consumes alcohol,awesome alternatives!! Co-hosting a bridal shower,she's marrying a pastor,so these will be ideal!!!


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myoyster1957 3 years ago

Great lens . Why? It's different.


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iamraincrystal 3 years ago from Manila Philippines

Yummy! Love these mocktails! ^_^


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imagelist lm 3 years ago

A really helpful lens...


LadyDuck 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing these great zero alcohol cocktail recipes, really helpful.


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NanLT 3 years ago from London, UK

These drinks looks lovely. Because you have a recipe which uses horseradish, I have added a link to my "H is for horseradish" lens.


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davenjilli lm 3 years ago

oh so yummy!


Sundaycoffee 2 years ago

Oh my gosh, they all look delicious! I think I'll start with the Virgin Mojito.


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Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

I have returned today to let you know that this article has been featured today on Review This!


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Ibidii 2 years ago

These are great ideas to have a nice beverage with out sugar, soda water and of course are zero proof. Less calories and much more refreshing and healthy! Great ideas lens!

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